- A few years back, late on a Saturday night in May, I’m doing what every middle aged mother of three does at this hour - grocery shop. In my more youthful days, if I were at a grocery store at ... read more
On Being a Blue Family
- NOVEMBER 8TH. At approximately 11:00 pm an eleven-year-old goes to bed in tears. My husband was there to witness it. I went next door earlier in the evening with wine and cheese in hand ready for the celebration. Instead, I ... read more
In Memoriam: Rachel Larson
- Our climate is changing as a result of human activity. The global temperature is rising, oceans are warming, ice sheets are shrinking, and glaciers are retreating. Scientists and the vast majority of the population believe this. Something needs to change. ... read more
Little Free Libraries
- They’re dotted about the neighborhood. There must be a half dozen or more within a half mile of our front door. Not every neighborhood is so complete but the South ... read more
Convenient. Sustainable. Awesome.
- Years ago, while feeling a little nostalgic and looking for a change for dinner, I pulled an old cookbook off the shelf. “Covington Kitchens”, Grandma’s church cookbook printed in 1983, is chock full of family favorites from the 80+ individuals ... read more
Move it to Lose it!
- We Americans are overweight. If not carrying excess pounds, then likely unhealthy in other ways – drinking excessively, smoking and/or simply stressed out. That’s the bad news. The good news is that every 365 days there is a January ... read more
The UN of Soccer
- Thirty years ago when I entered middle school in Pavilion, NY, nearly everyone living in and around this teeny tiny town simply went to Pavilion Central School. It was easy. There were no applications, auditions, choices, etc…. There was one ... read more
- Anyone that has walked or driven past the corner of South Avenue and Rockingham Street at the start or close of the school day at James P.B. Duffy School #12 has encountered Alfonso Hilliard. Mr. Alfonso, as he is known ... read more